#1 Cochran Joins Children’s Hospital to Build Safer Communities

June 12, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA – #1 Cochran announced today that it has donated a 2012 Kia Sedona to the Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program. #1 Cochran President and CEO Rob Cochran presented the keys to Injury Prevention Program Manager Chris Vitale and her team at the Monroeville MegaCenter. The vehicle will play a key role in the program as Children’s employees drive it to various functions throughout our region providing injury prevention education and advocating for safer communities.

“The message Children’s Injury Prevention Program brings to the community is invaluable. Injury prevention among children is a topic that cannot be ignored, and we feel honored to be a part of bringing awareness to the community,” said Rob Cochran.

Hard Head Patrol is one of the many programs for which the minivan will be used. Children’s employees and medical staff will patrol local neighborhoods in the Sedona this summer raising awareness about helmet safety. If Hard Head Patrol witnesses a child riding anything with wheels without a helmet, they will give the child a coupon for a free helmet and fitting. #1 Cochran Hyundai of South Hills will host a helmet fitting on Thursday, August 9th.

About #1 Cochran
#1 Cochran is the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania and one of the top private dealer groups in the nation. Founded in 1965 as a single-point Pontiac dealership, the company today operates fourteen new-vehicle franchises at twelve showrooms throughout Monroeville, South Hills and Robinson Township. Through its various sales, service and collision repair operations, #1 Cochran employs more than 550 team members. The first automotive company to win the Pittsburgh Business Ethics award, #1 Cochran is deeply committed to the communities it serves, providing support for a broad base of organizations and youth programs. The company is dedicated to using innovative technologies that protect the environment. More information is available at www.cochran.com.

About Children’s Hospital
Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. From Ambulatory Care to Transplantation and Cardiac Care, talented and committed pediatric experts care for infants, children and adolescents who make more than 1,000,000 visits to Children’s, its many neighborhood locations, and Children’s Community Pediatrics practices each year. www.chp.edu/CHP/Home

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